True Transformation IS A 5 Letter Word: H-E-A-R-T by Filmmaker Ronna Prince


Ronna, November 2010                                     Ronna, November 2011


Transformation is a big word. The first definition in the World English Dictionary is “a change or alteration, especially a radical one.” You can see the radical alteration in my appearance in the before and after photos in this article. And it was radical. The radical outer change was created by the inner change I experienced in making the film, Sacred Journey of the Heart. The film is about the science and spirit of our connection but more obviously, the film is about heart, where all true transformation is centered.

In making the film, I went through a personal journey from stress to balance, from fear to gratitude and acceptance, and from agitation to peace. I learned something valuable from every person that touched the film, especially from our “heart experts.” I learned about heart coherence* (see definition below) from the Institute of HeartMath® as I proceeded to become a certified HeartMath® Provider. I fully embraced Radical Forgiveness after meeting Colin Tipping and becoming a certified RF coach. And I developed some of my own proprietary practices along the way, such as the 360 degree review that I share near the end of the film.

One of our expert scientific speakers, Dr. Deb Rozman of the Institute of HeartMath® says in the film:

Ronna, November 2011


“Heart coherence is really a balanced place where you feel, acknowledge what you feel and you bring it back to the heart to gain the wisdom from that. And that’s the new….It really is because spirit connects with the emotional system through the heart.”


I agree with Dr. Rozman. The heart is the new frontier in human evolution. As a life coach, I like to provide my clients with easy to remember acronyms: my acronym for change is this: H-E-A-R-T; Humanity Experiencing A Radical Transformation. So for me, transformation is a 5 letter word and is centered around the heart.

The most important lesson I learned in making the film was about acceptance. I had been carrying around a heavy load of resentment from my past of childhood sexual abuse. And in doing so, I had been periodically re-experiencing aspects of victim-consciousness. It was visible in my face which carried the same shut-down expression I had in childhood. What you see in the “before picture” is me in the safe zone of my head; thinking but not feeling, not really available to express true emotion. From this place, I was attempting to share concepts and ideas. But when the clips came back from the editor, I knew I needed to fully dive into my heart for true transformation.

I created the theme “Dive In, Tune In, Lighten Up” early in the filmmaking process. I was good at diving in and tuning into the hurt and pain of the past – I’d been doing that for years. But what I learned to do in opening my heart fully and entering into acceptance, was to finally “lighten up” and that’s what seen in the after picture. I lightened up in many ways, I lost weight, my skin cleared, my eyes and entire face were more animated and alive, and today, I laugh a lot, love even more and continue to live heart-centered every day.


I look back on the film’s progression now and see it as a valuable lesson, one that I would not change at all. In the process of learning to open my heart again, I l have learned to be fully present, as you see in the “after” photo as I appear in the film. I learned how to express my feelings as well as my thoughts. I am now able to be animated, articulate and joyful in sharing my message.
Transformation all starts with the willingness to change. And when that willingness is heart-based, the change is radical.


Ronna Prince, is the Founder a step-by-step personal growth process that she trademarked Modern Mastery™ and she also co-founded the non-profit organization Global Wholeness Corp. She is an intuitive Counselor, Life Coach, Workshop Leader and Inspirational Speaker and Songwriter. She is the writer and producer of Sacred Journey of the Heart, a film about the science and spirit of our connection which is available on DVD November 11th, 2012.  For more information, please visit


*Heart coherence, marked by coherent, or smooth and balanced heart rhythms, is the optimal state for your heart, mind and emotions and all of the processes in your body, including cognitive, hormonal, digestive, respiratory and immune systems. Learning to achieve and sustain smooth and balanced heart rhythms, the signature of what scientists refer to as heart coherence, is one of the smartest, healthiest, easiest and fastest ways to improve your quality of life. ~ From the Institute of HeartMath®.


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Filmmaker Ronna Prince talks about Sacred Journey of the Heart.


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